Okay, y'all: why didn't anybody tell me how good baked apples are? I mean, seriously. Apples are pretty good, but if you cut out the core, fill it with raisins and pecans, sprinkle with cinnamon and bake with a little water? Nature's candy turns into nature's custard.
That's really the whole recipe: Core a couple apples, cut a lil' slice off the bottom so they'll stand up, fill the hole with fruit and nuts (or Grape Nuts!), put them in a baking pan with a half cup of water and bake at 350 for an hour. You can sprinkle with cinnamon or honey, or use juice in place of the water if your apples are tart. But our Fuji apples were amazing just like this - we'll be keeping this recipe for a light, lose-that-holiday-weight dessert.